Striving to be an ULTRA Dad This Father’s Day + Beer Bread Recipe

It’s funny when I think about how I’ve changed since becoming a father a few years ago. I find myself attached to more and more hobbies and interests that I enjoyed when I was growing up.

One of those is my love for video games. Specifically two player competitive games. My father was always more than happy to be my player 2 growing up, although there was a running joke in my household that when explaining how to play a new game, I would leave about 15% of the instructions out to give myself the upper hand. While the jury is still out on this, I think I was just really good.

The timing is just right for this article, as my father is flying into town in a couple weeks to visit our little family. There is no doubt that I will be spending some late nights playing some games together, both new and retro alike.

Something that has changed recently, however, is my entire attitude when it comes to living a healthy lifestyle. From regular workouts, to eating healthier with my wife and son, I have a newfound appreciation for the hard work that goes into living healthier as I get older. I want to be a good example and be proud of what I put into my body.

That leads me to my last love this Father’s Day: Michelob ULTRA. The entire ethos of this beer is inspiring.¬†With 95 calories and 2.6 carbs, I can enjoy a bottle at the end of a long day, without feeling guilty about it. Michelob ULTRA is proof that health and happiness do not have to be at odds with each other.

Making smart choices, living healthier, and enjoying the things you love is really what Father’s Day (and being a father) is really about. With that said, I’d like to share a recipe for beer bread that my wife made for me on one of the first nights we lived together.

It’s a quick and easy recipe, and is always a hit with the entire family:


Michelob ULTRA Beer Bread

3 cups flour
3 tsp baking powder
1 tsp salt
1/4 cup sugar
1/3 cup melted butter
1 bottle Michelob ULTRA beer

Preheat oven to 375 degrees
Mix all dry ingredients
Add Michelob ULTRA and 1/2 of the melted butter
Once dough is smooth, add to greased tall bread pan
Pour other half of melted butter over top
Bake for 60 minutes, let sit for 15 minutes before slicing

Let me know what you think of this recipe; it’s great with a little slice of butter on each piece.

Also, what do you think makes someone an #ULTRADAD? Tell me below or tweet me @tynology.

Cheers, Ty